Items Tagged with 'Economic outlook'


  • Capital Economics: Fed will leave rates alone – for now

    Says a March rate hike is off the table, but one more will come in late spring
    The Federal Reserve will leave rates unchanged when it concludes its January meeting next week, likely referencing its "patient" stance when it comes to rate hikes, Capital Economics said in a report released Wednesday. But while a hike in March is likely off the table, the group predicted that one more hike is yet to come.
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  • Economic growth to continue surge through 2019

    But expect GDP to fall from 2018
    While 2019 may still seem like a long way away, U.S. economists are already taking a look at the year and forecasting its growth. Economic growth in the U.S. is expected to remain above average through the end of 2019 but could fall back from growth levels seen in 2018.
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  • FOMC minutes reveal Fed’s positive economic outlook

    Increasingly optimistic about achieving inflation target
    The Federal Open Markets Committee released its minutes Wednesday from its January meeting, showing members of the Federal Reserve are becoming increasingly more confident in their economic outlook. The minutes also revealed the Fed became more optimistic about hitting its inflation target.
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  • Here’s the real state of the housing market

    Is a recession on the horizon?
    Three of the mortgage industry’s leading economists joined together at MBA Secondary in New York City to discuss the current state of the housing market. They addressed key issues such as, is a recession on the horizon? How many times will the Fed raise rates this year? And is San Francisco in a housing bubble?
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  • Here's what will happen in housing and mortgages regardless of what Trump does next

    This HousingWire webinar will give us a reality check
    Trump news is everywhere. Most of it is speculation as to what he will do next, and what it will mean for the mortgage and housing markets. But, here's how to find out what will happen in the housing and mortgage markets regardless of what Trump does. Hurry, sign up now! Today's the day for this FREE webinar!
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  • Freddie Mac: Affordability to hold back home sales in 2017

    Plummeting refis could bring down originations 25%
    The squeeze in housing inventory is sending home prices even higher, creating declines in affordability and putting a pinch on prospective homebuyers. Freddie Mac also predicted a drop in mortgage originations of 25%, however the report showed this will come almost entirely from plummeting refinances.
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  • Consumer confidence retreats in January

    Surveys show conflicting results
    A survey conducted by The Conference Board by Nielsen shows that Americans are less confident in the economy in January. However, other measures of consumer confidence disagree with that notion. Americans are more confident in their present situation, but less optimistic about the future.
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